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June 13, 2013

#Facebook #adds #hashtag #support

Zuckerberg-owned social networking site announced its plans of making it easier for a user to find contents of a particular interest and/or be part of large discussion by including hashtag support which was made popular by Twitter.

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According to the firm, hashtags on Facebook will work similarly on other social media platforms that have adopted it wherein it’s both clickable and searchable. Moreover, it allows users to compose posts directly from the hashtag feed and click hashtags from other SNS like Instagram.

Introducing Hashtags on Facebook

Starting today, hashtags will be clickable on Facebook. Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook allow you to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion. When you click on a hashtag in Facebook, you’ll see a feed of what other people and Pages are saying about that event or topic.

-Greg Lindlet, Product Manager Facebook

Facebook’s decision to include hashtag support is just another example of how they and their rival, Twitter, are taking pages from each other’s books to further improve their services. In fact, not too long ago, Facebook changed “Subscribe” to “Follow” which led to the change from “Subscribers” to “Followers”, and we all know where that came from.

It’s been said that #Hashtag support on Facebook will initially be rolled out to 20-percent of its users and they’re expecting to finish the whole thing in the next coming weeks.

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9 Responses to “#Facebook #adds #hashtag #support”

  1. countrymouse says:

    d na magmumukhang ewan ang laging nag ha-hashtag sa fb. and for sure its gonna abused, hashtag all the way(hashtag for every word), hayy sakit sa mata B)

  2. boxingfan25 says:

    at last, hash tags on facebook will now make sense. haha.

  3. john says:

    spam alert na ito. for sure aabusuhin ito ng mga todo nagpapalikes. take note autosharing pa ang instagram hayzz.

  4. IOSgamerrrrrr says:

    dapat nirerepair muna ng Facebook yung mga services nila bago maimplement nyan!!!
    No offense here

  5. Zeon says:

    Nonsense hastag comments in Facebook really irritates the hell out of me.

    Example:
    #bananacue
    #gymtoday
    #sakayngjeep

  6. lolwut says:

    Tiyak na magpipyesta na naman mga attention whores nito sa Facebook. Time to unfriend some of them again.

  7. ochie says:

    ang corny ng hashtag sa facebook. tsk.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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